The Bible Story

Technology has made life physically easier and information (and misinformation) more available while decreasing the work of living (farming, cleaning, cooking, maintaining, etc.). As a result, more people have more time to edify or to entertain themselves than ever before. Meanwhile, man’s naïve belief that technology would bring about utopia (embodied in modernism) has given… Read More The Bible Story

Spiritual Warfare

Our church recently sent a mission team to Eastern Europe to work with local churches in music, outreach, and Vacation Bible School. As they were returning to the airport, the driver nodded off and the van ran off the road, rolling several times before coming to a stop. Thankfully the injuries were limited to skin… Read More Spiritual Warfare

Physical Beauty and the Christian

My recent travels led me to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a conversation with Felicity, a Boyce College undergraduate studying the Bible before she moves on to a degree in cosmetology. A beautiful and engaging young woman, Felicity believes that her call in ministry is to help others be beautiful and engaging. Helping other… Read More Physical Beauty and the Christian

MDHarrisMD Old Testament Commentaries

The Bible is the very best book that ever has been, or ever will be, written. It is the Word of God to man for all time. To read it is to be changed by it. The following commentaries are unfinished, but they will never be finished. As such, I commit them to the reader… Read More MDHarrisMD Old Testament Commentaries

Do We Hate Our Bodies?

The other day I read an article written by a hospice chaplain from South Carolina entitled “What the dying really regret.” The author interviewed an elderly woman who was dying of cancer, who said: “I know I’m supposed to hate my body…Everyone told me — my family, my school, my church. When I got older,… Read More Do We Hate Our Bodies?

Song of Songs – The Mystery and Majesty of Human Love

Background – Interpreted for centuries by most Jews and Christians as an allegory about the love of God for His people, modern commentators hold that this is a story about human love, which secondarily reflects the perfect love between God and His people. Though God is never mentioned, His presence permeates the book. There is… Read More Song of Songs – The Mystery and Majesty of Human Love

Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 7

Twelve Pointed Star Luke 6:12‑16; Philippians 2:12‑18 The twelve pointed star represents the twelve apostles of Jesus. Simon Peter was married, owned a house in Capernaum, and ran a fishing business with his brother Andrew on the Sea of Galilee. He, along with his business partners James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were the… Read More Advent Tree Family Devotions – December 7

MDHarrisMD New Testament Commentaries

The Bible is the very best book that ever has been, or ever will be, written. It is the Word of God to man for all time. To read it is to be changed by it. The following commentaries are unfinished, but they will never be finished. As such, I commit them to the reader… Read More MDHarrisMD New Testament Commentaries

Timekeeping in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East

Students of antiquity stumble over important questions. To accept any ancient work such as the Bible as a valid historical document we must understand the basics of daily life in the Bible. It is unfortunate, or exciting depending upon your point of view, that the Bible encompasses over 2,000 years, thousands of square miles and… Read More Timekeeping in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East

The Bible – Word Above All Words

The Bible is the most popular, and controversial, book in human history. There are those who love and live by it, those who revile and attack it, and those who ignore it. Great leaders in the past have honored it: “The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be… Read More The Bible – Word Above All Words